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Author Topic: Bruce out?  (Read 316837 times)

Online kippaxvilla2

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6195 on: September 15, 2017, 08:43:46 PM »
The dinosaur thing is a red herring anyway. It's not about old fashioned tactics it's about having no obvious plan at all.

Can a dinosaur be a red herring as well?

Offline LukeJames

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6196 on: September 15, 2017, 08:48:42 PM »
I didn't want him but always accepted him as a decent chap.

Now I don't want him and he's doing my head in. Its all being manufactured to him being the good guy in the press when he finally fucks off and that we never gave him a chance blah, blah.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6197 on: September 15, 2017, 08:55:58 PM »
Its all being manufactured to him being the good guy in the press when he finally fucks off and that we never gave him a chance blah, blah.

"...and of course the notoriously fickle Villa fans were never going to take a former Birmingham City manager to their hearts..."
« Last Edit: September 15, 2017, 10:39:08 PM by Dave »

Offline Three Spires Villa

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6198 on: September 15, 2017, 09:18:01 PM »
It's just getting silly now, he knows he is going soon and doing his best to paint us as pantomime villains (no pun) the media will buy it, it's bollox

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6199 on: September 15, 2017, 10:15:31 PM »
"...and of course the notoriously fickle Villa fans were never going to take a former Birmingham City manager to their hearts..."

Except we did try and it wasn't all that hard. Just results shite

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6200 on: September 15, 2017, 10:38:01 PM »
I've hardly heard any dissent at games. Even the other night SB's claret and blue army was being chanted by the Holte in the first half.

SB is really barking up the wrong tree with the frequent fan criticism. It's not even like we're on a 5 match winning streak when managers usually come out with sniping, we've won one league game all season.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6201 on: September 15, 2017, 10:40:24 PM »
 Today was the sort of presser a manager on his last legs gives. He is almost the knight in Monty python now.  He knitted he's jumped the shark, he knows what he's done isn't good enough and he does not have the attacking skill to turn it round. A bit like an out of form batsman, we need to get out there and take a few swings and play with a bit of freedom to Gibbs form but that's not in Bruce's DNA.  Press conferences like today make me think he's been told lose and your out Steve.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6202 on: September 15, 2017, 10:43:17 PM »
Today was the sort of presser a manager on his last legs gives. He is almost the knight in Monty python now.  He knitted he's jumped the shark, he knows what he's done isn't good enough and he does not have the attacking skill to turn it round. A bit like an out of form batsman, we need to get out there and take a few swings and play with a bit of freedom to Gibbs form but that's not in Bruce's DNA.  Press conferences like today make me think he's been told lose and your out Steve.

At least he tried to attack.

Offline mcgrath_85

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6203 on: September 15, 2017, 10:49:05 PM »
"If I go, who are they going to get who's any better?"

Well Steve perhaps someone, anyone,  who can get the most expensive squad in the league up to the giddy heights of 17th after a year in charge.  Such as the 17 managers currently above you on a fraction of the budget. Or someone, anyone, who can achieve more than a point a game.  Or who can play some entertaining attacking football and score more than one fluky deflected goal in three games.  Or perhaps just someone who actually knows what  bleeding day it is and that Christmas was nearly 9 months ago (he can't conveniently discount close season as that's when he should be preparing the team and squad). Increasingly desperate. 

This is absolutely brilliant!

Offline Ian J

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6204 on: September 15, 2017, 10:50:52 PM »
His sniping after Norwich was weird, we won and won well so why have a dig at the fans?
Now I just can't listen to him.

Offline cheltenhamlion

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6205 on: September 15, 2017, 10:57:01 PM »
Today was the sort of presser a manager on his last legs gives. He is almost the knight in Monty python now.  He knitted he's jumped the shark, he knows what he's done isn't good enough and he does not have the attacking skill to turn it round. A bit like an out of form batsman, we need to get out there and take a few swings and play with a bit of freedom to Gibbs form but that's not in Bruce's DNA.  Press conferences like today make me think he's been told lose and your out Steve.

He has.

Offline Lastfootstamper

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6206 on: September 15, 2017, 11:07:04 PM »
Nil-nil tomorrow, then?

Offline Meanwood Villa

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6207 on: September 15, 2017, 11:10:36 PM »
It's pretty straightforward Steve. Win some games and you'll be popular. Blow our promotion chances in the first six weeks of the season and you won't be. How has he not gone yet?

Offline cheltenhamlion

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6208 on: September 15, 2017, 11:15:01 PM »
It's pretty straightforward Steve. Win some games and you'll be popular. Blow our promotion chances in the first six weeks of the season and you won't be. How has he not gone yet?

You won't be waiting  long if we are shit tomorrow. I can assure you of that.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #6209 on: September 15, 2017, 11:26:26 PM »
Are you at liberty to divulge any more, Mr Cheltenham?!